About Metro DC ATD

For more than 65 years, the Metro DC Chapter of ATD has proudly provided talent development professionals with learning opportunities, networking, and resources to help them create a world that works better. With more than 400 members in the Washington, DC area, we are strengthened by professionals who specialize in all aspects of talent development. Whether you work for a large company, a small non-profit, or are employed as an independent contractor, and whether you are brand new to the industry or have decades of experience to share, we know you'll find your professional home with Metro DC ATD.

As a chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD),

the Metro DC Chapter of ATD is a 100% Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE) achieved chapter! CARE provides a set of performance guidelines designed to help chapters deliver consistent benefits to members.

Learn more about CARE at td.org.

ATD membership and Metro DC ATD membership combine to unlock a powerful experience for our members, which is why we call members who maintain active ATD and chapter memberships Power Members! More than 50% of our chapter's members are Power Members, and we have been recognized as Membership Super Stars for 2020.

Learn more about ATD Power Membership at td.org.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be the premier association for workplace learning and talent development professionals in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. We want to build a stronger presence with the DC Metro Talent Development and Learning Professional communities. To achieve this we will continue to expand our reach through offering quality programs, networking events and partnering with other learning organizations. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is simple – to provide quality programming, networking and learning events for our membership, thereby increasing its impact in the local talent development community.  

Our Purpose

The Chapter is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and may make expenditures for one or more of these purposes. Without limiting or expanding the foregoing, the Chapter’s specific purpose shall be to promote the education, development, and professional standards of personnel who work in the field of workplace learning and talent development.

2020 Board of Directors

Mashaal Ahmed



Jonathan Southgate

Past President


Carol McSween-Brooks

President Elect


Stephanie Hubka, CPTD

Vice President of Finance


Brandon Williams

Vice President of Learning


Tessa Grubb, CPTD

Vice President of Membership


Judith Bartels-Brezac

Director, Communities of Practice


Kristin Nwakobi

Director, Communications


Halyna Hodges

Director, Operations and Technology


Lawrence Van Horn

Director, Professional Development


Kimberly J. Tigner

Director, Programs


Deborah Smith Cook

Director, Strategic Partnerships


Laetitia Gnago

Director, Virtual Programs


Samantha Cribari-Starr

Director, Volunteering


Contact Us

Metro DC ATD Chapter

200 Little Falls Street, Suite 205

Falls Church, VA  22046

(571) 488-9460

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Your call will be returned as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience!

For more immediate assistance, please contact us via email: admin@dcatd.org.

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